Build foundational knowledge in management to advance a career in any organizational context. Through our master’s degree program, you develop deeper insights into business theory and practice, and gain the skills necessary to address common business dilemmas.

At Harvard Extension School you’ll find:

An opportunity to build critical business insight

You can pursue a track in general management, gaining essential managerial skills, including accounting, organizational behavior, marketing, and strategic management. 

Or you can build a solid foundation for a finance career, focusing on in-depth exploration of topics like corporate finance and investments.

Flexibility to fit your schedule

Online, hybrid, and evening courses allow you to continue along your career path while earning the degree. With courses offered year round, you can set the pace of completion. Most students finish the program in three years.

Access to Harvard University resources

While you’re in the program, you can pursue additional options to help you meet your goals. You might develop entrepreneurial business strategies at Harvard’s Innovation Lab or work closely with a professor on a research project.

A Harvard credential

Youll earn a Harvard University degree: the Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies in the field of finance or general management.

You can also earn a professional certificate along the way by selecting electives in a focused area of study: business communication, marketing management, nonprofit management, corporate sustainability, or museum studies.

Tuition that’s affordable

Graduate-credit tuition is $2,200 a course. In total, tuition is roughly $27,000. After you are admitted, financial aid options are available

The student perspective

Hear about the value of the management degree from a few of our students.


On your path to admission, you’ll take three 4-credit program courses before submitting an application. This is a great way to find out if the program is the right fit for you. 

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